How to Help: Red Cross support to Philippines for typhoon relief
Typhoon Haiyan swept across the central Philippines on Friday leaving a trail of massive destruction in its wake. With sustained winds reported at over 145 miles per hour, and significantly stronger gusts, Haiyan was the second category 5 typhoon to strike the Philippines this year.
The typhoon affected 4.3 million people across 36 provinces. Philippine Red Cross volunteers throughout the region are reporting significant damage and a growing death toll, while the full extent of the devastation continues to unfold. Currently, 1,200 evacuation centers are housing more than 330,000 people left homeless by the storm.
For information on how the American Red Cross is supporting the Red Cross in thePhilippines, click here. You canalso follow on Facebook and onTwitter @redcrossmidfl for ongoing updates.
AmericanRed Cross Mid-Florida Region has not been asked to deploy anyone from CentralFlorida at this time. CentralFloridians can help by making donations to www.redcross.org/midflorida orcalling 1-800-Red-Cross.